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Some people are fearful of martial arts training and use the excuse “I’m too busy” or “I’m too old for that kind of thing.” But nothing could be further from the truth. Kuk Sool is for everyone; all you have to do is make the commitment. We have students of all ages in our classes, from children and teens to busy parents and retired adults.


Busy professionals don’t want to walk into the office one day with a black eye or broken nose. We understand that! Unlike a lot of more competitive martial arts schools, training at Greater Rochester Kuk Sool Won is extremely safe. Actual contact is minimal and well-controlled. Students are taught to apply their techniques slowly and smoothly, always aware of the safety of their partner.

Tumbling, Acrobatics and Physical Exertion

So you’re 65, retired, and have never done a cartwheel in your life. Does that prevent you from martial arts training? Absolutely not! You can progress — and even earn a Black Belt — in Kuk Sool Won at whatever level you may be at.

Because all of our training here at Greater Rochester Kuk Sool Won is self-paced and personal, age or reasonable physical limitations are never a problem and we are able to structure your training around any old injuries or restrictions that you might have. We have many adult students, and a good number of them started training in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. The traditional martial arts training program at Greater Rochester Kuk Sool Won follows the philosophy that your health should be your primary consideration in training, while self-defense is just a useful by-product. Remember, you may not ever be in a fight, but you have to get out of bed every day of your life.

Our training curriculum at Greater Rochester Kuk Sool Won is based on the individual — not the group. Therefore, when you see some students doing advanced gymnastics and spectacular falls or kicks it is because they worked hard to get to that point. Everyone will have certain strengths and weakness that they bring to class, and our goal is to build on your personal strengths while at the same time helping you to overcome any weak areas that you might have.


We know your life is busy and hectic. There are children’s birthday parties. Business trips. Family vacations. Sick kids to take care of. While we do expect you to commit to two classes per week, sometimes things get in the way. If you miss the occasional class and would like to make it up we offer an open class on Friday evenings for all ages and all ranks or, if necessary, you may make arrangements to attend a class during a different time. If you’re going to be gone for a week or two, just let us know and it shouldn’t be a problem.

You can’t really be charged for a missed class because, like a health club or gym, we are set up on a monthly, rather than a per-class, basis and offer you plenty of opportunities to make up any classes that you miss.

However, should you be away for an extended period just let us know in advance and we might be able to add any extended absence time to the end of your agreement at no additional charge. Again, just speak with our Program Director or Instructor about this if you have any questions.


A lot of people overestimate the amount of time necessary to progress in martial arts. At Greater Rochester Kuk Sool Won, if you are able to attend at least 2 classes per week (and spend just a couple hours a week training at home) you should be able to progress regularly. In fact, our lesson plans at Greater Rochester Kuk Sool Won are set up with this schedule in mind. We understand that you have other activities going on with a busy career and family life. That’s why we offer several different class times during the day and evenings so you can pick what is most convenient to you.

At Greater Rochester Kuk Sool Won the only person that you are ever judged against is yourself. All we ask from you is a commitment to do your best, and to try to grow a little more in your abilities every day. We promise you that if you will just make the commitment to try, one day you will look back and be surprised at just how far you have come.

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